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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2012, 21:34 
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Crunchyroll will be starting things off for premium members with Boku-no-imoutowa.
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Boku-no-imoutowa“Osaka-okan”, tells the story of Kyosuke, a boy who has been reunited with his sister after 10 years of living apart. However, his little sister Namika is nothing like he remembers.

Boku-no-imoutowa“Osaka-okan” is another collaboration between director and designer Sota Sugahara and writer Kotaro Ishidate, who previously worked together on the first season of gdgd Fairies. Ryoko Shirashi, best known for her roles as Hayate in the Hayate the Combat Butler series and Kaede Nagase in Negima!, will star as the main character. His younger sister will be voiced by Kana Asumi, whose credits include Yukikaze Panettone from Dog Days, Kiyal in Gurren Lagann, and Ran from the Shugo Chara series.

The series is based off of a series of popular books called “Osaka Rules” by Chukei Shuppan, which offers a humorous look at how to deal with people from Osaka, who are stereotypically portrayed as being louder and more forward than their Tokyo counterparts.
Source: http://www.crunchyroll.co.uk/forumtopic ... r-specials
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PostPosted: 22 Dec 2012, 14:53 
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They'll also be continuing with more Saki - Episode of Side A

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Winter season anime announcements are underway, and here’s another one for you… Saki Episode of Side A shall continue on Crunchyroll!

Episode 13 will be airing for Premium members on December 24, 2012, at 7:30am PST. Free members will be able to view it one week later, at the same time.

For those of you who aren’t already familiar with Saki Episode of Side A, here’s a plot synopsis refresher!

Shizuno Takakamo and Ako Atarashi, members of the Achiga Girl's Academy Kid's Mahjong Club, invite the new transfer student from Tokyo, Nodoka Haramura, to come play with them. Kuro Matsumi, a student one year above them, and Harue Akado, a university student who is their coach, are there as well, and together they spend their days having fun and playing Mahjong. But when it's time to go to middle school, Harue leaves for a pro team, and Ako ends up going to a different school. And then Nodoka transfers, and the group is torn apart.

Premium members can catch Saki worldwide except for Japan. It will be available to free members in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.




Also, get the Steel Angel Kurumi re-watch in (or first watch if you haven't seen it yet) as it comes off CR on Dec 31st as its licence expires.

The episodes are short and sweet 10 mins w'out credits, so it shouldn't be too much of a chore.


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PostPosted: 22 Dec 2012, 15:10 
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Here's Crunchyroll's announcement list...

Aoi Sekai no Chushin de
Blast of Tempest
Bottom Biting Bug
Cardfight!! Vanguard Asia Circuit (Season 2)
Fair Tail
Folktales from Japan
Gintama
Hunter x Hunter
Ixion Saga DT
Magi
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals
Polar Bear Cafe
Saint Seiya Omega
Saki Episode of Side A
Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)
Space Brothers
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

are all continuing

Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Lifeis a new catalogue title with one more to be announced, and new broadcasts have 10 empty boxes to fill at this time.

EDIT: I see that Magi is a continuing series... I guess we only get half of it for free on AoD. No matter, as of the four shows I'm watching on AoD, it's been the biggest disappointment.


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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012, 20:13 
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Crunchyroll to Stream "LOVE LIVE!" Anime

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Crunchyroll’s new announcements for winter continue with the acquisition of the LOVE LIVE! anime. This idol music themed series from Sunrise studios (the house that Gundam built) is set to begin streaming on January 8, at 8am Pacific Time for premium members and one week later for free members.

Voice talent includes ROBOTICS;NOTES veterans Yoshino Nanjo and Sora Tokui along with Aya Uchida (Kiddy GiRL-AND, Strike Witches).

Here's the synopsis...

“Otonokizaka High School is planning to close within three years. However, nine (9) female students come together with one thing in mind— to form a pop idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down. ‘In order to protect our beloved school, there’s only one thing we can do...become pop stars!’

Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they’re nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their new journey has begun... ”

LOVE LIVE! will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Central and South America.



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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012, 20:40 
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Just Passing Through wrote:
EDIT: I see that Magi is a continuing series... I guess we only get half of it for free on AoD. No matter, as of the four shows I'm watching on AoD, it's been the biggest disappointment.


I don't think that is being streamed in the UK, just everywhere else. I believe AOD is still showing it in this country.


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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012, 21:19 
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I think JustPa means he wasn't sure whether it would keep running through the end of the season (I believe it's currently planned two be two cour, though I'm hoping we'll get at least twice as much as that when all is said and done).

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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012, 21:58 
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Though it does raise up an issue with what's going to happen with AoD this winter season.


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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2012, 14:03 
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The initial announcement for the autumn season was that it would be free, and that following that 'apology' to the fans, it would be back to business going forward. If they continue with Magi, as I expect them to, it will be behind the paywall from Cour 2 onwards.


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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2012, 18:15 
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Crunchyroll to Stream “Encouragement of Climb” and "Mangirl” Anime

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Winter announcements are well underway at Crunchyroll, and today kicks off with no less than two titles. The Encouragement of Climb and Mangirl anime will both begin streaming on the site next week!

Based on the manga serialized in Comic Earth Star magazine, Encouragement of Climb is set to broadcast every Wednesday starting on Jan/2 at 10:00 am Pacific Time for its premium members. Free members will be able to view one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll.

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“Aoi prefers indoor hobbies and is afraid of heights, but her childhood friend Hinata loves to show off her passion for mountain climbing. As young children they once watched the sunrise from the top of a mountain, and now they've decided to take up mountain climbing in hopes of seeing that sunrise again. They have cooking battles with mountaineering gear, climb small hills in their neighborhood, and meet new mountaineering friends as they learn the ropes of the hobby. When will they finally see that sunrise again?”

Encouragement of Climb will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands.


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Mangirl is based on the four-panel manga by Kagari Tamaoka, which began publishing in 2011 in the pages of Comic Earth Star magazine. The anime is set to broadcast every Wednesday starting on January 2nd at 10:00 am Pacific Time for its premium members. Free members will be able to view one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll.

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“We're going to launch a manga magazine! A team of girls with zero experience in manga editing are off and running toward their dream of creating the biggest manga magazine in Japan! They seem to do nothing but run into problems and failures... But still they're working hard every day!”

Mangirl will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands.

There’s many more announcements for the winter season at Crunchyroll coming up soon, so STAY TUNED TO CRUNCHYROLL NEWS!


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012, 14:20 
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Crunchyroll to Stream "Ai Mai Mi" Anime

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Crunchyroll’s announcements for the winter anime season continue with the acquisition of Ai Mai Mi. This new comedic series, about three girls trying to break into manga, is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on January 3, at 7:30 am Pacific Time for premium members. Free members will be able to view one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll.

Ai Mai Mi is based on the manga by Choboraunyopomi and was produced by animation studio Seven (Moria-san wa Mukuchi, Recorder and Randsell).

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“Three girls in the manga club, Ai, Mai, and Mii, battle with evil Earth invaders, face off against rivals in tournaments, and might not actually draw any manga.”

Rejoice! Ai Mai Mi will be available to worldwide audiences except for Japan.


Apparently a lot of Crunchyroll's new announcements so far this season are for five minute shorts...

They have a couple of catalogue titles due for announcement today. Hopefully they won't be locked away from the UK.


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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2012, 12:40 
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ANN Reports that Crunchyroll is to stream Ishida and Asakura Comedy Anime.

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2-minute shorts of high school antics to premiere in Japan on January 6

The Comic Natalie website reports that the media service Crunchyroll will stream the Ishida and Asakura (Ishida to Asakura) gag comedy anime overseas as it airs in Japan. The two-minute surreal comedy shorts will premiere on Tokyo MX TV station on Sunday, January 6 at 10:27 p.m.

Masao's original manga centers on the friendship of high school boys Asakura (Weiß Survive's Nobuhisa Nakamoto) who "wants to become a teacher at a girls' school in the future" and Ishida (Kamisama Kiss's Shūta Morishima) who "wants to become a florist with Asakura in the future."


EDIT: and those catalogue titles "Hula Girls" and "Documentary of AKB48: to be continued", live action, were indeed locked away from the UK.


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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2012, 13:31 
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Got five new shows to announce for AoD actually as well it seems - final contract pending but while a few i's and t's are dotted I persuaded folk to make this season of Anime on Demand free as well.

Broadcast will be as close to Japan as possible but for at least one of our partners it's only their second season of simulcasts so they're still adapting. We're helping to ease them in before things really ramp up though...

*whistles innocently and wanders off again*


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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2012, 13:32 
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Just Passing Through wrote:
Here's Crunchyroll's announcement list...
EDIT: I see that Magi is a continuing series... I guess we only get half of it for free on AoD. No matter, as of the four shows I'm watching on AoD, it's been the biggest disappointment.


See further down, as we're warming up for something big pretty soon, I persuaded everyone to let this season remain free so Magi finishes as it started and the five new shows go that way too.

Looking forward to finally having the delicious NDA lifted so I can talk more openly at last too...

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PostPosted: 02 Jan 2013, 18:02 
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High School Harem Time!

Crunchyroll to Stream "Oreshura" Anime

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It's a new year, and the new announcements for the winter anime season at Crunchyroll continue and Oreshura is the first of several titles slated to be unveiled today.

This high school comedy, whose lengthy original name reads as Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (or, if you prefer, the short version: Oreshura) is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on January 5, at 9:00 am Pacific Time for premium members. Free members will be able to view one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll.

An adaptation of the light novel of the same name, Oreshura features voice actors Chinatsu Akasaki (Bodacious Space Pirates, Sacred Seven) and Ryota Ohsaka (Attack on Titan, OniAi, tsuritama) and direction by Kanta Kamei, who previously worked on Samurai Champloo and Kuroko’s Basketball.

Here's the story:

“The protagonist, Eita Kidou, is a high school freshman with excellent grades and a disdain for love. He used to live a regular school life with his childhood friend, Chiwa Harusaki, a girl who's nearly a sister to him, but then one day the school's most beautiful girl, Masuzu Natsukawa, confesses to him.

However, her true desire is only to fool the eyes of others and pretend to be a couple. With a certain secret of his in Masuzu's hands, Eita is forced to play along… But a fierce battle over Eita begins as his ex-girlfriend, Himeka, and his fiancé, Ai, join the fray!!”

Oreshura will be available to the following Crunchyroll audiences: U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.


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PostPosted: 02 Jan 2013, 21:37 
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So unless someone really screwed up, from a logical perspective, AoD's getting Maoyu

Though knowing Japan dot dot dot.


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